1900 - 1904
William Wright Heard,
the 33rd Governor of Louisiana, died in 1926
The plaque of Governor Heard is on the left side of a family tomb. The plaque of his wife, Elizabeth Manning Heard is also on the left side.
In his early life he became interested in public service and became Deputy Clerk and later Clerk of Court for Union Parish from 1876 until 1882.
In 1884 he was elected to the Louisiana House and in 1888 to the Senate. In 1892 he was elected auditor of public accounts and then relected in 1886.
In 1900 he was elected Governor of Louisiana. Following his term, he became Vice-President of State National Bank in New Orleans. He then served for seven years as New Orleans Registrar of Voters.
He was several times President of the State Baptist Convention and once as Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention.
At his death, he was survived by his wife, Isabel Manning Heard and five of his children.
Vase Engraving Left to
Governor Heard shares a plaque with other family members.
This plaque is toward the back of the tomb.
Daniel Barily Rogan
William Wright Heard
This plaque is toward the front
of the tomb.
Isabelle E. Manning Heard
Mary Belle Rogan
Eva Heard Rogan Dooley
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